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United States of America Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Administrative Proceeding RE: Consent Order FLAGSTAR BANK, F.S.B.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) has reviewed the default servicing practices of Flagstar Bank, F.S.B. (Respondent) and has identified the following law violations. First, Respondent has committed unfair acts or…more

Mining & Metals: Opportunity & Risk — Weathering the bottom of the cycle

Weathering the bottom of the cycle - Even the global resources giants have been forced to look inwardly and restructure more than just their business strategies in order to cope with the pressures of the prolonged downturn in…more

Dumb Mistakes that 401(k) Financial Advisors Should Avoid

We all make mistakes, well except my mother. There are mistakes we make that we think are pretty good in hindsight, but end up being pretty dumb in the long run. I’m still kicking myself when I sold my shares in Marvel Comics at $8 a…more

Carbon Matters - Autumn 2014 (Global)

IN THIS ISSUE: - EU Emissions Trading System Update - New Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. Do You Need To Comply? - EU Bio Fuels Agreement Reached - Underground Drilling Access: Consultation And Fracking…more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - September 2014

In This Issue: - Home Depot Data Breach — Lawsuits, Calls to Action and Lessons Learned - Skadden Participates in FBI Cyber-Intelligence Workshop - FTC Explores Impact of ‘Big Data’ on American Consumers in Public…more

Environmental Group Calls for Tighter Regulation of Frac Sand

The U.S. shale boom has generated a boom in a related industry: “frac sand.” Sand has become an integral component of hydraulic fracturing. Oil companies use sand as a “proppant”: after shale formations are injected with water and…more

Background Screening Company Adopts Revised Procedures in Cooperation with EEOC

DALLAS -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and The Cole Group have reached an agreement reflecting the job applicant screening company's implementation of revised policies and practices to ensure that its…more

Five Tips To Launching A Franchise Program Successfully

CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve spent years building your business, developing a loyal following, and honing your operations into a replicable format. You own two, three or maybe ten different locations, all profitable, and understand your…more

Can a hyperlink be defamatory?

Now that traditionally print and television-based publications are being published on the internet, courts are being asked to apply defamation law to internet publications. The unique structure of the internet as a medium raises…more

Employment Law in Switzerland

Switzerland is a democratic country with a population of almost 8 million people, located in the heart of Europe and comprised of 26 cantons, also known as districts, that operate utilizing three official languages: French, German and…more

Final Supplemental Guidance on Income Tax Allocation Agreements: Why It’s Important to Act Now

Almost every bank and its holding company (“HC”) conduct business with each other, typically through an agreement whereby one performs services for the other in return for some consideration. The bank, for example, may provide support…more

A Compilation of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Actions

Non-Enforcement - Cost of Proposed User Fees by Registered Investment Advisers Further Discussed - SEC Valuation Guidance for All Funds - Update on Insider Trading in Mutual Fund Shares. Enforcement - Failure to…more

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